Short biography

Dr. Bogdan-Alexandru Vitalaru
Associate Professor, DVM, MS, PhD

AMVAC/RoSAVA, President

Professor Bogdan Alexandru Viţălaru graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest in 2004, a PhD in October 2009, and Professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest since 2023.

Starting in 2017 Dr. Bogdan Alexandru Viţălaru became Associate Professor at Pisa University, Perugia University, Zagreb University, Milano University, Thessaloniki University, and Lublin University, teaching urology and nephrology both for students and postgraduates.

Over the years he has written more than 150 scientific papers on topics related to oncologic surgery, dialysis, hemodialysis and emergencies. His 4 books about emergencies were sold in more than 2000 copies in Romania in the last 4 years. His last book it is completely dedicated to peritoneal dialysis in small animals and it has been released also in English in Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Ukraine and Poland starting February 2018.

The Peritoneal dialysis in small animal book received the Romanian Academy Award, “Traian Savulescu”, in December 2019.

Since January 2014, in collaboration with BBraun Romania, within the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, he opened the first Veterinary Hemodialysis Clinic in Romania and one of the few in Eastern Europe.

Starting 2013, he established the Romanian Association of Veterinary Nephrology, Hemodialivet, who’s Chairman he is.

In the last 10 years, Dr. Viţălaru has been a lecturer for Hills Romania and KTL in Romania and Europe regarding urology, nephrology and renal replacement therapies. He is also leading the Emergency Department of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest since 2015.

Starting 2014, Dr. Viţălaru has initiated a program of workshops and seminars regarding renal patients all over Romania (București, Iași, Cluj, Timișoara, Brașov, Constanța), Bulgaria (Varna, Stara Zagora), Poland (Krakow, Warsaw), Croatia (Zagreb), Italy (Perugia, Pisa) and in Turkey (Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya). He was awarded with the Continuing medical education prize – AMVAC/RoSAVA, Sinaia 12-14 November 2015 and SPEAKER OF THE YEAR – Romanian College of Veterinarians, Bucharest, 17 December 2015. He is a member within the board of some of the most prestigious publications in Romania: Cat life, 2015, Romanian Journal of Veterinary Orthopedics and Imagistic, 2015, Romanian Journal of Veterinary Medicine & Pharmacology, 2016, Romanian Cardiology Review. In 2016, Dr. Viţălaru has received the Special Prize for the best veterinary initiative of the year in Romania – Innovation in Health.

Since June 2022 Dr. Vițălaru is President of AMVAC (Small Animal Romanian Practitioners Association), FECAVA Director for Romania and since March 2019, Dr. Vitalaru is FECAVA Ambassador and ROVECCS Ambassador (Romanian EVECCS partner).

In September 2019, Dr. Viţălaru received the Didier-Noël Carlotti Award (DCA), named after a veterinary surgeon who initiated, planned and inspired FECAVA and who served as its first President for four years. The DCA is to be awarded annually to one of FECAVA members who has provided an outstanding service in the fields of inter professional communication and/or continuing education for companion animal veterinarians in Europe.

In November 2019, at the AMVAC Congress, he receives the ”Ion Alin Bîrțoiu” Award for best medical practitioner in Romania, and the Romanian Society of Veterinary Nephrology Hemodialivet receives the Award for the best veterinary medical Society of the year 2019.

In December 2022, Dr. Vițălaru was awarded Man of the Year Award, by International Organisation for Diplomatic Relations, for the first veterinary haemodialysis clinic in Eastern Europe.

His passions are mountain hiking, fishing and nature and as a result of this, he has initiated in 2017 a Vet Camp in the Romanian mountains with vets all around Romania.

The greatest achievements of his life are Silvia his wife and his two beautiful daughters: Natalia and Sofia.

Brutus, his amazing and brave dog is waiting for him every night, after long clinical days…